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, >>> on the broadcast tonight, the most humble day of rupert murdoch's life, he says, but then he went on to say he does not accept blame for the hacking scandal and then he was hit by a pie in the face. then his wife struck the attacker. a wild day in the scandal consuming his media empire. >>> what do you want? that group of people in washington mulling over a new plan to avoid economic armageddon, that's one thing. tonight, in our nbc news poll, what the voters want to see come out of it. >>> it's hot and getting hotter for millions tonight. what's behind the dynamic they're calling the heat dome. >>> and making a difference, by honoring americans who never should have been forgotten. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. while rupert murdoch is an american citizen, the head of a media empire that is well known and widely watched here, the current scandal involving his company is mostly unraveling in great britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdoch and his son and form
claims the country's top cop. and rupert murdoch's former chief executive. >>> horror in ottawa. severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada. >>> and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone hacking scandal keep piling up, as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned, and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have a suggestion that we must hav
the rupert murdoch media scandal. what's next in this story. >>> and in the u.s., sweltering heat across much of the nation. tonight, how bad it will get and for how long? a huge percentage of this country. >>> looking for a connection between military who served in vietnam and increased risk in dementia. >>> america's team back home tonight. they remain our top women. it just wasn't their day. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening. it's one of the true media empires in the world. it's threatened and under attack. it's the empire of rupert murdoch, newspaper man who shut down one of his many papers but remains in the business along with some of the great name plates in the film business and in television. the scandal that started with newspaper reporters eavesdropping on the cell phones of innocent people continues to claim new victims and may soon be felt here in the u.s. than many first thought. it's still galluping its way through great britain, where it is the story. we get to hear from rupert murdoch. tonight there's been another development in this. we begin with stephanie gosk in l
yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives is under arrest tonight. her spokesman says that she turned herself in and she's cooperating. then late tonight a surprise announcement from scotland yard that sir paul stephenson, the chief of police for the organization now investigating this scandal, he has stepped down. london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year inves
>>> rupert murdoch says he's shocked appalled and ashamed. protesters flattered him with white foam and a pie dish. we'll have all the reaction from the testimony over the phone hacking. >>> two adults and three children were taken to the hospital this afternoon after a large tree limb fell on them here at a park in southeast. the group was part of the people's church summer vacation bible cam. >> they were participating in a fun day at garfield park in the 600 block of third street southeast. several children were marching around the tree when this limb fell on them. >> the guys were playing on the tree. all of a sudden we heard this crack and we saw the branchs come down on them. some of them were able to fall from under the brafrmg, some of them the brafrmgs fell on them, so we had to take some to the hospital. it happened so fast, i don't know what to say. it's too bad we were out in the park playing, nobody was doing anything dangerous, something just happened. >> all five people suffered nonlife threatening injuries. pat collins is at the park this afternoon and we'll have a f
parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
-year penalty. >>> new developments notice u.k. hacking scandal. rupert murdoch and james were questioned before a parliament committee. the murdochs control a vast media empire that includes fox news in this country as well as the newspaper accused of illegal hacking "the news of the world." the murdochs apologized for the scandal, but denied responsibility. >> i would like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> whoa! >> later, a spectator ambushed rupert murdoch with what appeared to be some sort of cream pie. rudolph's wife wendy leaped forward and slapped the spectator. later rebekah brooks testified. she's the former editor of "the news of the world." she denied any knowledge of illegal activity. >>> more trouble for vincent gray. there are more questions about his election campaign last year, and whether tens of thousands of dollars in cash contributions may have violated the law. >> reporter: who gave the cash, how much was raised? how was it handled? all new questions for a campaign already under investigation. since last year's election, in which vince gray defe
>>> this morning on "early today". rupert murdoch denied responsibility for the scandal that rocked his company. >>> ending the impasse. are president obama and lawmakers turning to a new strategy for reducing the federal debt? >>> and terror on the ack. a motocross racer manages to survive a literally high-flying crash. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a humbling day. the murdochs have made a business out of covering stories. well, yesterday they were the story. testifying in a dramatic hearing about phone hacking scandal rocking their media empire. next up for questioning this morning is going to be english prime minister david cameron. nbc's stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side-by-side with his son in front of members of parliament, apologetic. >> i would like to say one sentence. this continues to be the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are to the victims of illegal voice mail intercept
that has taken down some of london's most powerful. during the same hearing rupert murdoch was hit in the face with a pie, a spectacle that only heightened the world's fascination with the troubling allegations. stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: the murdochs have made a business out of covering the story. today, they were the story. the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side by side with his son in front of members of parliament. apologetic. >> i would like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: from the beginning james took the lead. >> i think my son can perhaps answer that in more detail. >> reporter: it was rupert murdoch's wife who stepped in at the critical moment. throwing a right hook to protect her husband from a surprise pie attack. the protester, an amateur comedian who calls himself johnny marbles was arrested and led away by police. james defended executives les hinton and rebekah brooks who resigned last friday. brooks faced questions from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phon
tribute to the many scoops over the paper's 68-year history. rupert murdoch ordered the paper closed this week after a phone-hacking scandal exploded. murdoch is scheduled to fly to london tomorrow to deal with the growing police investigation there. reporters and vetters are accused of hacking into the phones of celebrities, the royal family, murder victims, even dead british soldiers. >> these people could have had their phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper, is simply disgusting. >> some british leaders called for other tabloids in london to be investigated. there are reports that rupert murdoch's son james could be facing charges in the case as well. murdoch, among other things, owns fox news here in the united states. >>> fire sending thousands of fans running for the doors. i'll tell you about that. plus, from the steelers to the slammer. the charges that landed hines ward in jail this morning. >>> and california rolling out the red carpet for the young royals. more on their first official trip to the united states after the break. >>> what you got, ch
[ cheers and applause ] >>> this morning on "early today" day of reckoning. news corp. chief rupert murdoch prepares to be grilled in england's phone hacking scandal. >>> swept away. tragedy strikes a family of five at a popular picnic spot in india. >>> and howling habub. a giant wall of dust rolls through phoenix for a second time in nearly two weeks. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with london calling. news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son along with former chief executive rebecca brooks will face tough questioning this morning before lawmakers. this is the development in the growing phone hacking scandal that seems to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london right outside parliament with all the details. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, all eyes will be on a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewh
. >> here in london today, just as this gripping testimony of rupert murdoch and his son james was wrapping up, testimony that this country has been wanting to hear for many weeks now, in a story that's become global, something else happens and it was strange. you could see in the video someone suddenly comes up behind rupert murdoch. he seems to be holding a tin. it's alleged now it contained shaving cream. he attempts to hit rupert murdoch in the face with it. it halted the proceeding for ten minutes or so. but then it continued with ruppert and his son saying they did not know the extent of this hacking, and when they did get word it could be bigger, they did everything right. >> ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you're not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it. and then maybe the people they trusted. >> then we waited for rebekah brooks to come in. she was the editor at the time this alleged hacking was going on. we all waited for her to say something, but that did not happen. she didn't know about hacking, she never condon
rupert murdoch. chatman, good morning. >> good morning, jenna. well, this morning is the first sunday morning without the "news of the world" the popular sunday newspaper that folded under pressure under this scandal but rupert murdoch were still a bit busy publishing this morning. issuing a fresh apology in some of the uk's other papers, including "sunday times." his remaining sunday publication. putting right what's gone wrong. promising to compensate those affected. for those involved, there is no place to hide. but what has gone wrong for the media mogul? the most recent fallout from the hacking scandal, two chief executives of news corp but more could be in line. last week metropolitan police commissioner paul stevenson answered questions. >> i do not believe on any occasion i have acted inappropriately. >> reporter: police deny any wrongdoing after he received a free retreat where neil wallace was a pr consultant. wallace arrested in the scandal, has also been a pr consultant to the police. "new york times" reports that 11,000 pagers of handwritten notes naming politicians, spor
, rupert murdoch. nbc's martin fletcher has the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up, and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america after what he called the most humble day of his live. >> order. >> reporter: leaving behind uporder at parliament's emergency session. where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cam ro had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy coulson, the former editor of "news of the world." >> with 20/20 hindsight i would not have offered him the job and i expect he wouldn't have taken it. >> reporter: coulson resigned in january and was arrested two weeks ago in the phone hacking scandal. it's engulfing the media and the police. cameron is accused of being too cozy with news executives, two dozen meetings in less than two years. he came out fighting. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch -- >> you might say that the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the verdict in britain is t
the world when a protester tried to put a foam pie in the face of rupert murdoch. his wife wendi stepped in during -- this all occurred during the phone hacking hearings. >>> the couple is now the talk of the town in london. what we're learning about the murdochs and their marriage, coming u >>> more moms and dads are friending their kids on facebook. a survey commission by an internet security company finds 55% of parents keep tabs on their kids' status updates, wall posts and facebook friends. some parents confess their sole reason for getting a facebook page is so they can spy on their kids. out of parents not doing it, some say they would do it if they only knew how to do it. >>> the latest now on the hacking scandal that is still making headlines in the united kingdom. rupert murdoch and his wife wendi are back home in new york after an intense session with the british parliament. london is still buzzing about the session. martin fletcher reports. >> reporter: the murdochs look happy to be home after tuesday's grilling by british parliament members. a new york welcome. >> nice left,
will grill rupert murdoch about the hacking scandal involving his newspaper empire. >>> and a step up of force linked to an early morning crimes. i'm eun yang. good morning. >> and i'm pat lawson muse, in for joe crabs on this tuesday, july 19th. >> it is 5:00 a.m. it is 80 degrees at this early hour. if you need to do something outside, let's get it done early. >> let's run now. >> i have seen people running in the middle of the night. >> exactly. >> a great day for running or swimming. >> exactly. we want to keep hool. yesterday we hit a high temperature of 91. today we could get 94 or 93 degrees. slightly higher humidity, so it's going to feel worse. the heat index could get up to 100 degrees. >>> let's check on the conditions right now. it is 80 at reagan national airport. that dewpoint temperature sits at 70 degrees right now with the humidity at 71%. some clouds there currently, and we could be getting robust storms this afternoon. by robust, i mean there could be high wind, heavy rain, frequent lightning, and possibly even hail coming. best chance of that will be between about
. this morning news corp executive chief rupert murdoch said those who have betrayed us must be held accountable under the law. rupert murdoch control an empire that includes fox news and the newspaper accused of hacking "news of the world." the murdochs apologized for the scandal but deny any responsibility. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> former editor rebekah brooks also testified she too denied any knowledge of illegal activity. > >> and a wild scene broke out during testimony. rupert murdoch's wife sprang to action defending her husband. she jumped up and slapped a spectator who tried to throw a pie pan of shaving cream into his face. there you go. you see her right hook? >> wow, got to protect your man. good for her. >>> at least one person from the d.c. area was arrested and accused of taking part in a cyber attack on paypal's website. the fbi arrested 14 people in all. according to the indictment, the cyber attacks were launched after paypal suspended wikileaks donation accounts in november of 2010. wikileaks released a large number of classified u.s. state department cable
. and rupert murdoch's wife sprang into action defending her husband. you can see her in the pink jacket. she jumped up and slapped a spectator who tried to throw a pie pan full of shaving cream in her husband's face. the spectator is in custody. >>> the debt debate could see some progress this morning after the introduction of a new pi partisan proposal. the gang of six, a group of three republican and three democratic senators, including virginia's mark warner, introduced a new plan yesterday. it would reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade and add $1 trillion in tax revenue. it has already received support from both sides of the aisle and won the president's approval as well. but republicans in the house are still pushing for cut, cap, and balance, which passed the house yesterday, primarily along party lines. the president says, for the first time, however, he is seeing signs of compromise. >> i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> we're here because the american people told us overwhelming overwhelmingly cut the spending, cut the debt. >> c
? >>> coming up on news4 at 4:00, media mogul rupert murdoch could be facing questions from the u.k. and the u.s. because of the hacking scandal still rocking great britain. >>> and did you mix potions when you were at camp? >>> to being a routine. >> radcliffe says "deathly hallows part 2" is his favorite movie in the series. >>> and while kids across the country are gearing up for the movie, the harry potter experience is also extending to one summer camp. jerryd hensaw shows us how some kids in virtue remember virginia are having a little fun with fantasy and learning a lesson in chemistry at the same time. >> reporter: smoking marshmallows, flaming jars and exploding balloons. it's all part of the potions class at hogwarts summer camp. >> somebody is under the influence of the poly juice possession or i am peer i couldn't say curse. >> she teaches a course with a chemistry professor. >> they're getting a sense of what it's like to be in that kind of atmosphere. potions is kind of a cross between chemistry and what's called herbology. >> reporter: she was the very first person to write a ha
in virginia. >> i was absolutely shocked, appalled, and ashamed when i heard -- >> plus, rupert murdoch being questioned this morning by british lawmakers investigating phone hacking at the tabloid "news of the world." >>> and the shuttle is on its way home right now. what the astronauts left behind. stay with us. [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable, and enjoying it less and less? stop paying for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. want to save evemore? call now and we'll add over 60 premium channels, including showtime, starz, epix, and more for 12 months. fios is a 100% fiber optic network. it delivers superior picture quality, the best channel lineup, more hd, plus america's fastest, most consistent and reliable internet. and there's no annual contract required. why keep paying for cable? move up to the best. get fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year, plus over 60 premium channels for 12 months. don't wait. call 1.877.729.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabi
rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie goss has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information. tonight a statement from "news international" says the story "the sun" ran is from a member of the
, rupert murdoch's news corp says it has given up its offer to buy british sky broadcasting. it is the latest fallout from the phone hacking scandal involving his papers in britain. murdoch also denies his company's "sun" newspaper illegally obtained former prime minister gordon brown's son's health records. scotland yard investigators say there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the hacking scandals done by murdoch's papers. >> i think it's something like 3,778 names, first and second names in the database. >> we were unable to spread the inquiry further with news international because of their refusal to cooperate more broadly. >> actor hugh grant was one of the targets in the phone hacking scandal. he talked about the latest backlash toward murdoch this morning on the "today" show. >> he had the power through his papers to get them elected and his paper knew, you know, dirty details about details about individual mps, so they were unwilling to take him on. up until three weeks ago, all politicians in our country were sucking up to rupert murdoch and drinking champagne on
>>> good morning. in the hot seat. billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch set to testify in front of britain's parliament today about the tabloid phone hacking scandal that threatens his empire. while an early whistle blower in the scandal is discovered dead. we're live in london with the dramatic developments. >>> california dreamin? new information suggests casey anthony may have flown to the golden state after her release from jail. as one witness from her trial claims the prosecution knowingly withheld evidence that could have helped the defense. >>> and belles of the ball. the u.s. soccer team may have come up short in the world cup, but they're number one in our hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this tuesday, july 19th, 2011 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, in this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and boy, what a day it's going to be for rupert murdoch, hauled in fron
, and rupert murdoch and the media empire is something that's reached here in the united states. would you like to see congressional hearings as to whether there's any tie here to the united states in this phone hacking scandal, senator durbin? >> yes, i would. i can tell you that there are questions about whether the foreign corrupt practices act has been violated by rupert murdoch and his news empire, and what's going on in england is startling. to think of the extent that they went to to break the law to try to report a story. we need to follow through with the fbi investigation and also with congressional investigations. >> senator demint, what do you think? >> david, we need to let law enforcement work here. congress has got a big issue in front of us. we need to handle our own business for a change. and the focus this week is on the only plan we've got, and that's cut, cap and balance. >> all right, we're going to leave it there. thanks to both of you. >>> coming up, the debt deliberations are dominating the discussion here in washington, but the question that remains at the top of voters
breaks. >>> this morning, news corp. executive rupert murdoch told his staff, those who have betrayed our trust must be held accountable under the law. he also told them in an e-mail, the company is taking steps to make sure that serious problems like this never happen again. nbc's stephanie gosk reports now about his testimony before a parliamentary committee. >> reporter: like one of the celebrities that fill his tabloids, rupert murdoch and his son, james, are making splashy headlines today. nearly every british paper seizes on the drama of the day. the so-called humble pie attack. seated behind him at the hearing, rupert murdoch's wife, wendi, turned into a bodyguard, springing to his defense, wielding an instinctive and accurate punch. >> your wife has a very good left hook. >> reporter: the man behind the failed attack was amateur comedian johnny marvels, who was quickly arrested and led away. when pies weren't being thrown, father and son sat side by side for three hours, apologizing over and over. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say, as well, just how
" successfully docked with the international space station sunday for the very last time. >>> news corps's rupert murdoch flew to london sunday to personally deal with the phone hacking scandal that threatens to hobble his media empire. this, as new allegations have surfaced that journalists from murdoch's now infamous "news of the world" newspaper may have also tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. england's "daily mail" reports a former new york city cop now working as a private investigator claims "news of the world" reporters offered to pay him for victims' phone numbers and details of the calls they made and received in the days leading up to the 9/11 attacks. despite murdoch shutting down the 168-year-old paper in an effort to extinguish the scandal. it is now seen as threatening a multibillion dollar pay tv deal. >>> in russia, nine people are dead and nearly 100 more are missing after an overloaded ferryboat sank on the volga river sunday. russian authorities said 185 people were crowded on board an aging double-decker tour boat that had a maximum capacity of 120. one survivor told ru
soldiers. rupert murdoch owns the tabloid and is reportedly flying to london tomorrow to deal with the is scandal. >>> a marine with a crush and a whole lot of guts. >> sergeant moore, you can call me scott. >> you can call me scott. that guy is not settling. he >>> lawyer for steelers wide receiver, hines ward, said his client was no knot drunk when he was pulled over and charged with dui. he was stopped before 4:00 a.m. in decatur, georgia. the "dancing with the stars" champ says his client is sorry for the, quote, distraction this incidents is causing and the attorney added that hines ward is cooperating fully with the investigation. >>> actress mila probably gets invited to lots of fancy events. that did not deter one marine in afghanistan from asking her out. >> i'm sergeant moore, but you can call me scott. i wanted to take a moment out of my day to invite you to the ball in greenville, north carolina. take a second, think about it and get back to me. >> 90,000 people have seen that video since sergeant moore posted it on tuesday. no word yet on whether she's seen the in
day, lynn. >> see if they can make any progress. kristin dahlgren, thank you. >>> rupert murdoch is feeling the financial and political fallout from a phone-hacking scandal. given pressure from england's parliament, murdoch dropped his $12 billion bid for full ownership of a british pay tv company in the wake of allegations that employees at his now shuddered "news of the world" hacked into voice mails and bribed police for stories. the scandal now spans two continents with congressman peter king, chairman of homeland security committee, called for the fbi to find out if murdoch's news corp. tried to illegally obtain phone records of 9/11 victims. >>> authorities in india are still searching for the culprits behind wednesday's deadly bombings that left at least 18 people dead and 133 more injured. residents are still shaking up after coordinated explosions that rocked three separate neighborhood in mumbai during rush hour wednesday. the attacks came just months after india resumed peace talks with pakistan. so far, no group has taken responsibility for the bombings and indian off
. the royals' return to london still consumed by the hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch's "news of the world" which went out of business today. murdoch hims6 cc1 test. test. test. test. test. test. test. test. test.q test.çó test.ésçó test.zv test. test. test.çólp test. test.qco cf1 o cest.qco cf1 o >>> at the fee fifa women's world cup today in germany, it's the u.s. against brazil. it came down to one shot by the u.s. >> a near miracle! >> it's been called one of the most riveting games in women's world cup history and with today's upset over brazil, the americans move on to the semifinals playing france on wednesday. >>> now to a story that surprised us with most of the summer still to go. back-to-school sales are already in full swing in this country. nbc's ron mott looks at what's behind the early push. >> this would be nice but it's too small. >> reporter: this weekend at a target in atlanta, roland and daughter autumn were out looking for school supplies. they plan to check off most of her list a little close tore the start of classes. >> i'm buying these binders
of his dead pet but all told him the dog was too big. >>> more apologies from rupert murdoch will run in several british newspapers tomorrow as the fallout from the phone hacking scandal connected to portions of his media empire continues and expands. this is some high-profile celeb -- this, as some high-profile celebrities are suing scotland yard claiming it knew about the hacking and did nothing about it. prime minister david come ro under fire for private dinners and weekend trips with murdoch and other top news dorps executives. >> venezuelan president, hugo chavez, headed back to cuba for more cancer treatments. he's scheduled to undergo chemotherapy after having a few more removed last month. before leaving venezuela he handed over some power to his vice president and planning minister. chavez had been urged to hand over all of his power but he refused. it's not been disclosed what type of cancer he's battling. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional republicans to reach a deal on the nation's debt limit. 17 days until the default deadline. mike has the lat
this morning. in the latest fallout from a widening phone scandal, england is urging rupert murdoch to drop his bid to buy a british broadcasting company. meanwhile murdoch and long with his son have been summoned toe appear before lawmakers to testify. here at home one member of congress is calling for him to be investigated to see if he's been involved in hacking victims of 9/11. >>> time may be running out for libya's moammar gadhafi. according to new u.s. intelligence the embattled leader is running out of cash while fuel in tripoli is shortly out of supply. meanwhile gadhafi's aides have hinted that the leader is ready to step down. >>> it was a historic day for two american astronauts as they completed the shuttle program's final spacewalk, retrieving a failed pneumonia pipe from the international space staigs. >>> in california, michelle obama and former president george w. bush were among those to pay former respects to former first lady betty ford. a second service will be held in michigan tomorrow. >>> sad news to report tomorrow. tv legend sherwood schwartz creator of gill gands isla
in 30 minutes. >>> newscorp ceo rupert murdoch will be on the hot seat as british lawmakers investigate the phone hacking scandal involving one of his newspapers. journalists at the tabloid "news of the world" are accuseded of ha hacking up to 4,000 phones of crime victims, celebrities, and lawmakers. the scandal has some people questioning prime minister david cameron's judgment. he is defending his decision to hire former world editor andy coulson as press secretary. no one has argued the work he did in the government in any way was inappropriate or bad. british police say the whistle blowing reporter who initially alleged there was widespread hacking at the "news of the world" has been found dead in his home. his death isn't considered suspicious. the news comes after four high profile resignations, including scotland yard's number one and number two resigned. >>> house republicans are trying to push what they call cut cap and balance to the floor today. it would require a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. president obama has warned he would veto it if it made it to his
day after news corp. ceo rupert murdoch faced a parliamentary inquiry. we're in london with the latest. >> reporter: it was a wild day in britain's emergency session of parliament today. the focus shifted from rupert murdoch to britain's prime minister, david cameron. but the prime minister's case is about poor judgment and nothing to do with any crimes. david cameron defended himself for hiring a former editor of "news of the world" andy callson as his communications chief even though he may have known about the phone hacking. >> i have said very clearly that if it turns out andy coulson knew about the hacking at the "news of the world" he would not only have lied to me, but to the police, to a select committee, to the press complaints commission and perjuried himself in a court of law. >> reporter: cameron was advised against hiring him, did it anyway, and was forced to resign and arrested last week. he said in parliament that cameron was guilty of a gross error in judgment. >> it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it's not about whether mr. coulson lied to him. it's about the infor
brooks has resigned from rupert murdoch's news corporation amid the phone hacking scandal in great britain. the scandal has widened to include charges of tampering and police bribery. murdoch shut down his tabloid "news of the world" in response to the scandal. meanwhile the fbi is looking into allegations that newscorp employees tried to hack into the telephones of 9/11 victims in the united states. >>> seven minutes after the hour now. 68 degrees. casey anthony will be a free casey anthony will be a free woman this weekend. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> good morning. 67 degrees. sun is up. what a beautiful picture. blue skies, streaky clouds above us. blue sky reflected into the waters of the poto
now in the united kingdom, involving a popular newspaper. the rupert murdoch tabloid is accused of hacking the cell phones of several individuals. >> the "news of the world" tabloid will print its last edition sunday. >> reporter: this is the result of the closing of this newspaper, this 168-year-old newspaper sunday that few people saw coming, even though this story has really been propelled to the next level. what did that, what caused it to go next level, is not just celebrities whose cell phones and voice mails have been hacked. >> if it's true, if this has happened, i would like to see everyone responsible in court. >> reporter: regular people, people in desperate and difficult circumstances. the relative of crime victims, the victims of brutal crimes, and now the insinuation, the allegation, that relatives of british soldiers killed in action in afghanistan or iraq were themselves alleged victims of cell phone hacking, their messages and voice mails also eaves dropped upon by whoever at the "news of the world" was responsible for it. and that's what thein queerers are supp
.t[vdevelop in on news4t 6:00? british pho coming up. more shock waves from that rupert murdoch media scandal. and this is a new development, a death investigation is being linked to the british phone hacking probe. we'll have the latest. >>> a shooting investigation has shut down a busy neighborhood i/ we'll have details on that.e7da nelson mandela is celebrating a birthday today, and he got a great present from the people of south africa. we'll share that story tonight at 6:00. >> we'll look forward to it. thanks, dorene. >>> where is casey anthony? Ñé >>> kerry sanders reports, the only people who know where she is now are not talking. >> reporter: flanked by her attorney, casey anthony wearing attorney, casey anthony wearing a bright pink shirt, skinny ,s8a officers at the jail and within 15 seconds, was out the front door. amid protesters' cat calls, casey made her way to an awaiting suv, where she flashed a slim smile and then she and her crew sped off. some of those who gathered here still angry at her acquittal, gave chase on foot, while from above, news helicopters followed the gra
executive rebecca brooks has resigned. meanwhile, the fbi has announced an investigation into rupert murdoch's news corporation in connection with the phone hacking scandal in britain. u.s. attorney general eric holder confirmed they are looking into allegations that newscorp employees tried to hack into the telephones of 9/11 victims in the united states. meanwhile, murdoch and his son james will appear before british lawmakers next week. the scandal is widening now to include accusations of eavesdropping and police bribery. murdoch shut down his tabloid "news of the world" newspaper in response to the scandal. >>> osama bin laden was apparently planning for a 9/11 anniversary attack. "the wall street journal" reports bin laden was working to assemble a team of militants. that's according to information obtained in the raid on his compound in may. officials say the plans were only in the discussion phase, and they haven't seen any signs the plot ever went beyond that. >>> 5:07 is the time right now. ahead, the embarrassing mistake ahead, the embarrassing mistake by freight rail delivered ca
of the world. >> reporter: the paper's owner, rupert murdoch whose oarrived i britain sunday to manage the crisis directly. the allegations of phone hacking have been rumbling in the background for several years but exploded last week when a rival paper accused the news of the world from the murdered 13-year-old girl while police were hunting for her hoping she was alive. other alleged targets include the families of fallen soldiers and victims of the 2005 london terror attack. the decision by shutting the paper down took most by surprise, including the editor of the last edition. >> it's a shame that it came to this. as i said this morning, not where we deserve to be. >> reporter: the final edition is a compilation of the paper's triumphs. in the unlikely hope that when the scandal eventually dies down, this is what it will be remembered for. well, a full page apology inside states quite simply, we lost our way. recognition of a scandal that has dented both the reputation mr. murdoch's media empire just as he seeks to expand it here in britain. a government inquiry will examine the ve
fire, caught in the middle of that tabloid hacking scandal. as billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch prepares for a grilling from parliament. >>> and on top of the world. japan beats the u.s. team at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel goo
fallout from the phone hacking scandal involving journalists in london. ceo rupert murdoch shut down his tabloid "news of the world." he flew to london yesterday on its final day of publication. british news reports u.s. federal investigators could look into allegations that the tabloid routinely paid police officers for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that they hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. >>> groupon is now getting more personal. they announced they'll collect more information about its users. it sent e-mails about the privacy policy change to its 83 million users this weekend. groupon will share collected information with other businesses in an effort to bring you more relevant deals, it says. it named the travel website expedia as one business partner that allows it to offer users more categories for coupons. some analysts say the privacy policy change is one step in groupon becoming a public company. >>> if you've walked around outdoors in the middle of the day in the washingt
caddieing for australian golfer adam scott. >>> this morning, news corp. ceo rupert murdoch is waking up in the u.s. after testifying before a parliamentary hearing on the phone hacking scandal. he controls the media empire that includes fox news, as well as the now defunct newspaper accused of illegal hacking, the "news of the world." the company now faces an fbi investigation of its two shareholder lawsuits here in the u.s., and a possible standard & poor's credit downgrade. >>> three students likely drowned after being swept into a water fall in yosemite national park. they were part of a church group visiting the park. they were trying to take a picture when one decided to dip their foot in the water at the top of the falls and was swept away. the others tried to help but were also swept away. officials say their bodies may not be found until the water recedes later this year. >>> d.c. police are calling the shooting death of a transgender person a possible hate crime. a 23-year-old was found shot to death in northeast. you first saw this as breaking news yesterday morning. witnesses
. brewer is being held without bond. >>> in the day ahead, rupert murdoch will testify before british lawmakers about what he knew in the newspaper phone hacking scandal involving one of his newspapers. journalists at his now defunct tabloid "news of the world" are accused of hacking up to 4,000 phones of crime victims, celebrities, and british lawmakers. the ceo of news corp, his son, and a former top executive are expected to testify in parliament. it has some questioning prime minister david cameron's judgment. he is defending his decision to hire former "news of the world editor" andy colson as his communications secretary. >> as far as andy colson no one has argued the work he did in government was inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government. he then left government. >> meanwhile, the man who first blew the whistle on "news of the world" was found dead. his death is not considered suspicious. >>> today the house will boast on cup cap and balance. it will require a balanced budget amendment. president obama warned he would veto the legislation if it made it to his desk. rep
into certain celebrities voicemails in the past. now owner rupert murdoch calls the new allegations deplorable, unacceptable, and says news corporation will once again cooperation with police. thousands of citizens may have been victimized, and the paper is accused of paying for police for information. but triggering the most outraged, allegations it hacked into the voice mail of 13-year-old millie dowler, abducted and murdered in 2002 while she was missing. and deleted messages as her voicemail filled up, which gave her family false hope she was alive. now a day before the six-year anniversary of the london terrorist bombings, families of those victims are hearing they, too, may have been hacked. >> i thought we were in a dark place and i didn't think we could get darker. >> interestingly enough, in america, we don't have this kind of journalism yet, and hopefully the american taste level is still such that it agrees this is just a bridge too far. >> reporter: at a time when news outlets face fierce competition, a tabloid that sells 35 million copies a year is finding the most shocking scanda
to be and not where they deserve to be. >> the news of the world's owner rupert murdoch is focusing on his next media venture. in london today to try to take over british broadcasting network. >>> hugs all around as the shuttle "atlantis" docks with the international space station for the 12th and final time today. now its crew and the crew on the space station are working to transfer equipment and supplies. the supplies include four to tons of food and clothes that should last the crew of the space station at least a year. "atlantas" launched july 8th and has a busy 12 days in space before returning home for the final time. >>> still ahead tonight, someone takes aim at no new york's historic ed sullivan theater causing extensive damage. >>> and from tinseltown to skid row. the royals seeing two different sides of los angeles on their final day in the states. darcy? >>> we all know it can get pretty hot here in d.c., but is it really one of the hottest cities in the entire country? new research says, yes. i'll have the details coming up in a live report. >>> and on news 4 meet organization chuck bell
" shocked many by announcing it is shutting down production. rupert murdoch owned paper is accused of hacking into voicemails of the royal family, celebrities, and families of soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. police are investigating a list of possibly 4,000 victims. the tabloid's last edition will go out on sunday. >>> this morning, a tragic reminder of just how important it is to be careful when trying to catch a baseball at a baseball game. a fan in texas has died after falling out of the stands while trying to catch a ball. we do have video of the incident, but we want to warn you you may find it very disturbing. the fan tried to catch a ball tossed to him by texas rangers outfielder josh hamilton. the man fell head first about 20 feet and landed behind a 14-foot high wall supporting a video board, landed on concrete. paramedics rushed him to the hospital where he died. the rangers are not giving many details about the injuries that led to his death. >>> a prince george's county man is in custody this morning charged with two murders that took place more than a decade a
voicemail messages on her cell phone, which gave her family false hope. news international's owner rupert murdoch calls the new allegations unacceptable. >>> preparations are under way for the royal couple's visit to california. they will land in los angeles tomorrow. they're only in l.a. for three days, though. the duke and duchess will attend a business event at the beverly hills hilton hotel. a charity polo match. and a job fair. the couple is taking extra measures to make sure that they have some privacy. they have legally secured paparazzi free zones. that means that if the photographers get too close, they will be arrested. >>> meanwhile, the duke and duchess are wrapping up their visit to canada. at the last minute they decided to visit the heavily fire-damaged town of slave lake yesterday. hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed by wildfires there in may. today the couple will spend some private time at an undisclosed location before heading to calgary this afternoon. >>> today, roger clemens will return to court for day two of his perjury trial. the former cy young award
rupert murdoch's news corporation in britain. the move comes after journalists from the new defunct tabloid paper "news of the world" reportedly contacted a new york city policeman to try to get private phone records of british citizens who died in the world trade center during the 9/11 attacks. former british prime minister gordon brown says other newspapers owned by murdoch took part in the phone hacking scandal. >>> the girlfriend of one of the country's most notorious mobsters says she knew nothing about his violent past. catherine greig is behind bars accused of harboring a fugitive. her lawyer made the argument during a bail hearing. fbi agents arrested her along with james "whitey" bulger near los angeles. prosecutors say bulger used to head boston's notorious winter hill gang and committed the murders to eliminate rivals or potential witnesses. greig left with him in 1995. >>> a missing persons search group wants its money back for its time and trouble searching for caylee anthony. texas equusearch is suing casey anthony. the group's founder says that anthony misled him and
a special session of parliament. news corp chief executive rupert murdoch and his son testified before british lawmakers yesterday. the murdochs control a media entire that includes the newspaper involved in hacking "news of the world." yesterday the murdochs apologized for the scandal but denied responsibility. >> i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> former editor rebekah brooks also testified. she too denied any knowledge of illegal activity. >>> at least one person from the d.c. area was arrested and accused in taking part of a cyber attack on paypal's website as part of the pro wikileaks group anonymous. 14 people in all were arrested. the attacks were launched after paypal suspended wikileaks donation accounts in 2010. wikileaks released a large number of state department cables on its website. athe time wikileaks claimed that paypal was trying to economically strangle the website. >>> the man accused of going on a shooting rampage at ft. hood in 2009 will be formally charged. former major nadal hasan will be indicted on 13 counts of pr
, and the senate is considering asking rupert murdoch to come to capitol hill to testify about those claims. >>> and now to decision 2012. this morning donald trump says he may reconsider a run for the presidency. during an interview with fox news' greta van sustern said, if the republicans pick a nominee for president who's not going to win, he would seriously consider running as an independent. he announced in may he would not run as a republican candidate. trump says the state of the economy will also influence his next decision. >>> rudy giuliani is also talking about the possibility of running for president. the former new york city mayor told fox news he would make a decision by the end of the summer. giuliani recently said he believes no one in the current field of republican candidates can beat president obama. giuliani also ran for president in 2008. >>> today the defense department will take the last step toward allowing gays to serve openly in the military. defense officials say the new defense secretary, leon panetta, will certify the repeal of don't ask, don't tell today. it co
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